2012 ACF National Convention
ACF is heading south to the Sunshine State for the 2012 National Convention, July 14–17. We are returning to sunny Orlando, Fla., for another unforgettable convention. The Orlando World Center Marriott Resort will host this jam-packed, four-day convention, offering exceptional educational programming and networking opportunities.
For more details, visit ACF’s Website.
Central Coast Wine Classic
A hallmark of the 28th annual four-day event on California’s Central Coast is the popular Dinner at Hearst Castle in San Simeon during which guests are seated at a terrace in view of La Casa Grande, the Greco-Roman swimming pool and the Santa Lucia Mountain Range. Other events will include winery dinners and tastings, a cheese tasting symposium, live and silent auctions, cooking demonstrations and a concert featuring stellar percussionists. Ancient Peaks, Center of Effort and Sinor-LaVallee are a few of the 50 California wineries that will be providing their finest Chardonnay.
Visit Central Coast Wine Classic’s site for more information.
Festival del Sole
Napa Valley Festival del Sole returns for a seventh season of world-class music, dance, food & wine. Highlights include performances by Joshua Bell, Danielle de Niese, Susan Graham, Nathan Gunn, Hélène Grimaud, the Russian National Orchestra, and members of the Bolshoi Ballet, plus the Napa premiere of the innovative 24 Hour Plays.
Details can be found at Festival del Sole.
Bastille Day is the French national holiday that celebrates independence and freedom and commemorates the storming of the Bastille prison on July 14, 1789. Angelenos will join in the celebration of Bastille Day and the spirit of Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité on Sunday, July 15th, 2012, at the Kenneth Hahn SRA (4100 S. La Cienega Blvd) just south of Jefferson. with French gastronomic delicacies and live entertainment.
Visit Bastille Day Los Angeles for more info.
L’Eté du Vin
Summer welcomes the return of America’s oldest wine charity event, which traditionally entails bidding and imbibing, with wine and dinner complementing the live auctions. For its 33rd year, the charity at the luxury Loews Vanderbilt Hotel in midtown Nashville is scheduled to feature “a new and exciting format.” This year, wine will be paired with six courses prepared by Loews restaurant executive chef Elaine Taubin.
For more information, visit Nashville Wine Auction.